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Five artists feature in second phase of City’s Local Arts Residency program

With the completion of the first round of the artists-in-residence program complete, the City of Kingston will continue with a second phase of the Grand Theatre Local Arts Residency Program. These week-long residencies offer space and support to Kingston performing artists to explore new ideas, create, self-direct their research, and nurture new directions

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Lemon Bucket Orkestra and more perform at fundraiser for doula group

The Doula Support Foundation, a new non-profit to the Kingston area, is hosting its first major fundraiser this Saturday, Nov. 23rd at The Spire. It’s a concert featuring The Lemon Bucket Orkestra, The Weather Station, and The Gertrudes.  “It will be a very lively event,” said Laura Pascoe, chairperson of

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The Gertrudes: Anglin Bay Blues

The latest song and accompanying video from The Gertrudes titled Anglin Bay focuses on the City of Kingston’s contested Wellington Street extension.  The project would see Wellington Street shoot up past Bay Street, snaking through the Inner Harbour district until its eventual connection with John Counter Boulevard.  Widespread public concern

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New Album, More Charm, Can’t Lose

It’s been four years since the Hard Water EP and almost two now since Til the Morning Shows Her Face to Me, but the wait is over. The Gertrudes’ third studio album, Neighbourhood, is finally here. Out this fall from local indie label Apple Crisp, Neighbourhood showcases the band’s on-going evolution

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The Gertrudes: All the Dollar Bills Sing Hallelujah

The Kingston-based supergroup The Gertrudes have been pumping out their brand of theremin-spiced-epic-folk-jams since their 2009 release Hard Water, an EP that introduced the band’s knack for creating textured and patient sonic environments, swirling around emotive sentiments sung in earnest. Years later, the band has completed their fourth release titled,

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Six Questions for Lory MacDonald

Lory MacDonald is an Artist, Designer and Artfest Ontario show producer. Her art career is diverse, creating beautiful things, inspiring and promoting artists of all ages, teaching art and selling her art pieces across Canada the USA. Working in acrylic & mixed media Lory explores imagery, textures and design on

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Mass Swimm II

A few weeks ago, water-loving Kingstonians converged on the Kingston PUC Docks and Breakwater Park to partake in Mass Swimm II. This event was geared towards celebrating our waterfront as well as protesting the lack of accessibility, neglected repairs and upgrades.  Kurtis Chen captured the excitement that was in the

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The Skeleton Park Community Songbook: The Gertrudes

In my search for some good tunes to share and help set us up for a fantastic Fall weekend, I came across the latest addition to the Skeleton Park Community Songbook. Hopefully you’ve heard of this project already, but in case you haven’t the Skeleton Park Community Songbook is being

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Culture Days 2011

Last weekend Canada celebrated the second annual Culture Days, a three-day event filled with opportunities to see, hear and discover culture in and around your city.  Artists volunteer their time and creativity to share hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes,” to discover the world

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KDG Season Opener

Tonight’s the night, as the Kingston Derby Girls make their long awaited return and kick off the 2011 season at the Memorial Centre.  From the crazy uniforms and fear-inducing nicknames, to the epic spills and electrifying half time show, our Derby Girls sure do know how to put on one

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